July 18, 2012 Minutes

Tularosa Village Hall

Tularosa Village Hall is in the center of town on St. Francis Drive.

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Regular Meeting-July 18, 2012

The Mayor and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tularosa met in a Regular
Meeting on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 7:00 P. M. in the Court/Conference Room of the Pubic Safety Facility located at 609 St. Francis Drive, Tularosa, New Mexico.

Present: Mayor Ray S. Cordova
Trustee Patrick A. Garcia
Trustee Gloria R. Sainz
Trustee Joseph Lueras

Absent: Trustee Fred Tyler

Also present was Village Attorney Jefferson Rhodes, Richard Gutierrez, Grants
Coordinator, Monica Voorbach Payroll/AP Clerk and Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez Village Clerk.

At 7:03 P. M. Mayor Ray S. Cordova called the meeting to order asking that all rise and join him in the Pledge of Allegiance and the Salute to the Flag of the State of New Mexico.

Item 1. Consideration of Agenda and Consent Agenda

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to approve. Motion was seconded by Trustee Joseph Lueras.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee Lueras, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye.
Motion carried with all members present voting aye.

Item 2. Unscheduled Correspondence and Public Comments

Mr. Ray Telles raised concerns about the new business coming up at the old Wells Fargo Building on St. Francis Drive and suggested talking to the owners to put their merchandise in the back of the building to keep it out of public view.

Mayor Cordova said he has received several other complaints about the fence and appearance but the village has no ordinance against chain link fencing. Mayor Cordova asked Attorney Jeff Rhodes to check to see if there were any violations.

Trustee Joseph Lueras mentioned that the park project behind the Little League Baseball field went well, people from Holloman came and helped. Trustee Lueras said there were still a few things that have to be worked out.

Trustee Patrick Garcia asked Mr. Rick Gutierrez about the status of the park restrooms. Mr. Gutierrez said he would get an estimate by early August to submit with the Legislative packets.

Item 3. Approval of Voting Delegate and Alternate for the 2012 NMML Annual Business Meeting

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to approve Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez be the voting delegate for the New Mexico Municipal League Annual business meeting and Trustee Fred Tyler as the alternate. Trustee Joseph Lueras seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee Lueras, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye.
Motion carried with all members present voting aye.

Item 4. Consider Habitat for Humanities pay for water only during construction

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to allow Habitat for Humanities to pay for water only during construction. Motion was seconded by Trustee Joseph Lueras.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee Lueras, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye.
Motion carried with all members present voting aye.

Item 5. Joe Lane-requesting water meter at 130 North East Bookout

Mr. Joe Lane explained that he bought the property at 130 Northeast Bookout with plans to build a house in the future and requested a water meter. Mr. Lane said it was part of the old Bates property and presented a survey plat to the board.

Trustee Patrick Garcia asked Mr. Lane if he understood that he has to pay for the meter and will be paying outside city limit rates for water. Mr. Joe Lane said yes, that the Utility Billing clerk Sallie had explained all that to him.

Village Clerk Dianna Brusuelas-Guilez asked Mr. Lane if he was aware that the size of the line was a 1 1/4" and there would not be a lot of volume or pressure.
Mr. Lane said yes.

Trustee Patrick Garcia then moved to approve followed by Trustee Joseph Lueras' second.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee Lueras, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye.
Motion carried with all members present voting aye.

Item 6. Dan Abercrombie-Put Lane on rotation list and accept the dedicated street and alleys

Trustee Patrick Garcia said he had questions on the final plat of Abercrombie Acres asking Attorney Jeff Rhodes about the verbage 'streets and easements are dedicated for public use of the property owners' and 'for the private use of owners.'

Attorney Jeff Rhodes said once it's for public use, it's public use. Trustee Garcia said he just wanted to make sure the village was not chip sealing private roads.

Mayor Cordova again asked if it was definitely not for private use. Mr. Rhodes said once the dedication is made it becomes a public road.

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to approve, seconded by Trustee Joseph Lueras.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee Lueras, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye.
Motion carried with all members present voting aye.

Item 7. Mayor Cordova-Approval of Temporary Employment Agreement with Susan Flores from July 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012 at $10.00 per hour with no more than 20 hours per week as per Chapter II, Section 20.01, Paragraph E of the Village of Tularosa Employee Personnel Policy

Trustee Joseph Lueras moved to approve. Mayor Cordova called for a second. There being no response item 7 died for lack of a second.

Item 8. Mayor Cordova-Approval of Temporary Employment Agreement with Patrick Wooten from July 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012 at $9.75 per hour with no more than 20 hours per week as per Chapter II, Section 20.01, Paragraph E of the Village of Tularosa Employee Personnel Policy

Trustee Joseph Lueras moved to approve and was seconded by Trustee Gloria Sainz.

Trustee Patrick Garcia asked to go back to Item 7, asking the Mayor if they did not have to vote on that. Mayor Ray Cordova responded no, because the board did not even allow it to go for a vote, explaining that after you have the second then it goes to a vote. Trustee Garcia verified that with Attorney Jeff Rhodes.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee Lueras, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye.
Motion carried with all members present voting aye.

Item 9. Information: Local Government Division's approval of Interim Budget

Item 10. Valarie Delgado-Approval of Resolution 2012-13-1 Fiscal Year 13-Final Operating Budget

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to approve and was seconded by Trustee Joseph Lueras.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee Lueras, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye.
Motion carried with all members present voting aye.

Item 11. Valarie Delgado-Approval of Resolution 2012-14-2 Fiscal Year 12-Fourth Quarter Ending Report

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to approve Resolution 2012-14-2. Motion was seconded by Trustee Joseph Lueras.

Roll Call Vote: Trustee Garcia, aye. Trustee Lueras, aye. Trustee Sainz, aye.
Motion carried with all members present voting aye.

Item 12. Old Business

Trustee Patrick Garcia asked Grants Coordinator Rick Gutierrez if it was a go to dump the village trash at the convenience center near La Luz. Mr. Gutierrez responded that a contract is being drawn by the county and it would have to be reviewed.
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Item 13. New Business

None

Item 14. Adjourn

Trustee Patrick Garcia moved to adjourn and Trustee Joseph Lueras seconded the motion.

There being no further business to come before the Mayor and the Board of Trustees the meeting ended at 7:27 P. M.

 

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Ray S. Cordova, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

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Dianna R. Brusuelas-Guilez, Village Clerk

The written minutes are the official minutes of the meeting. The recorded Compact Flash are part of the minutes only for interpreting any ambiguity in the written minutes. When the minutes are approved and signed the written minutes are the official minutes of the meeting.

Minutes approved by The Board of Trustees at the Regular Meeting of August 15, 2012.